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May Lag

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Evony, the newest hit in the MMORTS gaming world, has over 500,000 players. Unfortunately with all these players, Evony has had a lot of lagging problems, where various servers are down and in-accessible. Players are forced to stare at the ticking clock, and many have gotten angry (and rightly so). I’d like to say that this is very common in early stage MMOs so members really should back off a bit. Yes, you have a right to complain a bit and ask for better service. The developers have heard the pleas and are trying their best.

As of May 28th, 2009, the developers latest solution to preventing lag, is by creating more servers to even out the load. In addition, Evony has made an auto-reconnect when a player is “kicked” or loses connection with the server he/she is on.

Another great upcoming feature is an official Evony Server Status page. The programmers are working hard to release this so that people can view the availability of servers at their leisure.

Evony Valleys

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This is a very basic article with information about Evony “valleys”.

A valley is the generic term that consists of Flats, Forests, Lakes, Swamps, Hills, Deserts, and Grasslands. So yes, a flat is a valley.

A flat is an area of land that you may attack and if successful, take for your own. The purpose of a flat is to build more cities. When somebody constructs a city, and abandons it, the barbarian city level is that of the flat when he/she conquered it.

A forest is an area of land which has many trees and shrubbery. You may attack and if successful, takes for your own. Forests are extremely useful, because they increase lumber production. The higher level the forest is, the higher percent increase you will receive upon conquering.

A lake is an area of land that you may attack and if successful, take for your own. Lakes are used to increase food production, and are a higher percent increase than grasslands. A higher level of the lake means a higher increase in food production.

A swamp is an area of land that you may attack and if successful, take for your own. Swamps are also used to increase food production. A higher level swamp results in a higher increase in food production.

A hill is an area of land that you may attack and if successful, take for your own. Hills are the only valley that is used to increase iron production. A higher level hill means a higher increase in iron production.

A desert is an area of land that you may attack and if successful, take for your own. Deserts are also the only valley used to increase stone production. A higher level desert means a higher increase in stone production.

A grassland is an area of land that you may attack and if successful, take for your own. Grasslands are used to increase food production. A higher level grassland results in a higher increase in food production.

Remember, your valleys can be re-conquered by other players, so be sure to defend them well.